The geometric complexity of special Lagrangian T2-cones

Mark Haskins

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We prove a number of results on the geometric complexity of special Lagrangian (SLG) T2-cones in ℂ3. Every SLG T2-cone has a fundamental integer invariant, its spectral curve genus. We prove that the spectral curve genus of an SLG T2-cone gives a lower bound for its geometric complexity, i.e. the area, the stability index and the Legendrian index of any SLG T2-cone are all bounded below by explicit linearly growing functions of the spectral curve genus. We prove that the cone on the Clifford torus (which has spectral curve genus zero) in S5 is the unique SLG T2-cone with the smallest possible Legendrian index and hence that it is the unique stable SLG T2-cone. This leads to a classification of all rigid "index 1" SLG cone types in dimension three. For cones with spectral curve genus two we give refined lower bounds for the area, the Legendrian index and the stability index. One consequence of these bounds is that there exist S1invariant SLG torus cones of arbitrarily large area, Legendrian and stability indices. We explain some consequences of our results for the programme (due to Joyce) to understand the "most common" three-dimensional isolated singularities of generic families of SLG submanifolds in almost Calabi-Yau manifolds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-70
Number of pages60
JournalInventiones Mathematicae
Issue number1
Early online date1 Jul 2004
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)


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